THE owner of a Conwy guest house who is about to go back to work as a nurse, has won prestigious marmalade making awards.

Anne Carr, who runs the Bryn Guest House in Sychnant Pass Road, Conwy won the awards in in the Dalemain Mansion, annual marmalade festival in Cumbria. She gained a double gold for her Seville orange and gold for her merry marmalade in the hotel, restaurant and bed and breakfast category, competing against 3,000 other entrants to the competition.

Anne said: “This is my second year of entry and I achieved a silver last year.

“I entered the marmalade awards as I thought it was a fun thing to do, it exciting and very rewarding. I was also interested in getting judges opinion of my marmalade.

“I have international guests who stay in Conwy and they have enjoyed my marmalade, in fact some of them have offered ideas for this year’s entry. One was to add whisky so I used Welsh Pendryn Gold. Hence I got a gold for gold.

“I particularly entered to Dalemain Mansion competition because it supports hospices. During my career as a nurse I worked in a hospice in Cambridge and was also a Marie curie nurse in Aberdeenshire. I had insight to how valuable the Fund raising is to patients.”

Anne added: Due to the corona virus we have closed the guest house. But I look forward to returning to work as a nurse to help with the crisis. I will take the marmalade to my new colleagues and hopefully they will give me suggestions for next year’s marmalade entries.